Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s Erase and Forget is a new investigative documentary which charts the extraordinary life and times of Bo Gritz, one of America’s highest decorated veterans and the 'inspiration' for Rambo and Brando's Colonel Kurtz.
Using never before seen archive footage of covert US operations, and interviews filmed over a ten year period, Erase and Forget is a compelling inquiry into the nature of human conscience and the limits of deniability, and embodies contemporary American society in all its dizzying complexity and contradictions.
Charting ‘the deep bonds between Hollywood’s fictionalized conflicts and America’s hidden wars’, Erase and Forget provides a complex perspective of an individual and a country in crisis.
DocDays screening: Director Andrea Luka Zimmerman and former Special Forces soldier Ben Griffin (Veterans for Peace) join us at Curzon Soho in conversation with Mia Bays of Birds Eye View after this screening of the film. Wednesday 14 March 6.40pm, Curzon Soho.
Birds Eye View’s goal is to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women. We are a charity established in 2003, we celebrate our 15th anniversary in 2018, when we find our mission more vital than ever. We privilege the female perspective by celebrating films directed, written by women or based on a book/story by a woman. Birds Eye View is run by industry professionals at the top of their game who want to give back and make a difference. We welcome all, our events are intersectional and inclusive.
Mia Bays is BEV’s director-at-large and a producer of films such as Letters from Baghdad, Scott Walker – 30 Century Man and the Oscar winner Six Shooter by Martin McDonagh.
With thanks to LUX